Kenita Miller, Ben Dibble and More Are Among Winners of Philadelphia's Barrymore Awards

News   Kenita Miller, Ben Dibble and More Are Among Winners of Philadelphia's Barrymore Awards The Barrymore Awards, honoring excellence in theatre, were presented by Theatre Philadelphia Oct. 27.

Kenita R. Miller
Kenita R. Miller

InterAct Theatre Company was awarded Outstanding Overall Production of a Play for its world premiere of Down Past Passyunk by A. Zell Williams. Inis Nua Theatre Company won Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical for Midsummer [a play with songs].

The awards for Outstanding Direction of a Play and Musical went to James Ijames for The Brothers Size at Simpatico Theatre Project and Kate Galvin for Midsummer [a play with songs] at Inis Nua Theatre Company, respectively.

Alice M. Gatling won for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in Gidion's Knot, and Charlie DelMarcelle won Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in I Am My Own Wife. Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical went to Liz Filios for her performance in Midsummer [a play with songs], and Ben Dibble won Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Leo Bloom in Arden Theatre Company's Parade.

The 140 nominations spanned 26 categories, and the awards featured a new voting system, which was announced in 2013. The 2014 awards included a return to a two-tiered organization with nominators and judges.

The Awards Ceremony was held at the Merriam Theater, followed by a party at The Kimmel Center. A complete list of the winners follows.

Outstanding Overall Production of a Play
Down Past Passyunk, InterAct Theatre Company

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Midsummer [a play with songs], Inis Nua Theatre Company

Outstanding Direction of a Play
James Ijames for The Brothers Size, Simpatico Theatre Project

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Kate Galvin for Midsummer [a play with songs], Inis Nua Theatre Company

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play
Charlie DelMarcelle in I Am My Own Wife, Theatre Horizon

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play
Alice M. Gatling in Gidion's Knot, InterAct Theatre Company

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical
Ben Dibble in Parade, Arden Theatre Company

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical
Liz Filios in Midsummer [a play with songs], Inis Nua Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Jered McLenigan in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Lantern Theater Company

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Charlotte Northeast in Emma, Lantern Theater Company

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Derrick Cobey in Parade, Arden Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Kenita Miller in Parade, Arden Theatre Company

Outstanding Set Design
Sebastienne Mundheim for A Child's Christmas in Wales, Lantern Theater Company

Outstanding Costume Design
Marla Jurglanis for Pride & Prejudice, People's Light

Outstanding Lighting Design
Thom Weaver for Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, The Wilma Theater

Clear Sound Award for Outstanding Sound Design
Daniel Perelstein for Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, The Wilma Theater

Outstanding Original Music
Christopher Colucci for The Rainmaker, People's Light

Outstanding Choreography/Movement
Samantha Bellomo for Pride & Prejudice, People's Light

Outstanding Music Direction
Jamison Foreman for Midsummer [a play with songs], Inis Nua Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play
A Child's Christmas in Wales, Lantern Theater Company

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Montgomery Theater

Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play
Down Past Passyunk, InterAct Theatre Company

F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist
Liz Filios

Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award
I Am My Own Wife, Theatre Horizon

June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company
Inis Nua Theatre Company

Lifetime Achievement Award
Carla Belver, Actress and Teacher

The Merriam Theater is located at 250 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA.

More information can be found by visiting theatrephiladelphia.org.

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